Pyometra is an infection of the uterus. It occurs frequently in older, non-desexed (entire) bitches and occasionally queens (entire cats). What are the symptoms, Prevention and is there any treatment?
There are many toxic food and household items, which could prove lethal to our pets. Vets4Pets brings you a list of these items and the effects they can have if eaten – even in minute quantities.
Urinary incontinence is a loss of voluntary control of urination. It is much more common in dogs than cats and usually affects older desexed female dogs although males can also be affected.
Splenic Haemangiosarcoma (HSA). It is a form of cancer. This disease occurs in older dogs, often larger breeds, and can be insidious or dramatic in its presentation. If your dog is suspected of having HSA, removal of the tumour is usually the core of the treatment but combination with chemotherapy gives the best outlook.
Renal failure is the inability of the kidneys to perform their duties properly and as a result there are excessive levels of urea and nitrogenous waste products in the blood. Acute renal failure (ARF) occurs rapidly and is reversible when appropriately treated.
Resulting in the inability of the kidneys to perform their task for a long period of time Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) in dogs and cats usually occurs slowly and there is a chronic increase in urea and nitrogenous waste (uraemia) products with a lost ability to concentrate the urine leading to severe dehydration, which can be fatal.
A seizure is the result of uncontrolled electrical brain activity and is manifested as involuntary movement of the animal’s body. What causes seizures? How do you diagnose the cause of the seizure? Is there a treatment available?
Congestive heart failure (CHF) in dogs and cats is a failure of the heart to distribute an adequate amount of blood to the body.
Pets with infestations with intestinal worms are often seen in our small animal practices. While it does not cause too many problems to older animals, it can be life threatening in young ones. Intestinal worms can be transmitted from your pet to you and this is why this topic becomes very important.
Cushing’s disease occurs as a result of excessive production of cortisol in the animal’s body. Find out the causes, symtoms and treatment of Cushing's disease.